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Help make Dorset bike ride the biggest yet

Bloor Homes, which is building the Westgate development in Wareham, has provided £1,000 to cover the cost of signage and flyers, as well as food and drink for the riders.


24/08/2016 - General

Cyclists are being urged to sign up for a popular annual cycle ride in Dorset to make this year’s event the biggest yet.

The Rotary Dorset Bike Ride takes place on Sunday 18th September and is open to cyclists of all ages and abilities, with a choice of routes from 10 to 108 miles.
More than 200 people have already signed up, and organisers are hoping to top last year’s figure of around 650 riders. 

The event is being organised by the Rotary Club of Wareham with support from neighbouring Rotary Clubs and main sponsors Bloor Homes and Cyclexperience.
The ride will start at Longthorns Campsite in Wareham and will raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK.

David King, from the Rotary Club of Wareham, said: “The ride has grown massively in popularity over the past few years, enabling us to increase the amount of money we raise for Cancer Research UK, and we hope this year’s ride will be bigger and more successful than ever.

“The ride is a wonderful event for cyclists of all ages and abilities, from families looking for a leisurely ride in the country to budding Chris Froomes wanting to take on a challenge. 

“The routes feature quiet country lanes running through the stunning scenery of the Jurassic Coast, and our team of volunteer marshals will be out cheering the riders on to the finish.

“The support we receive from local businesses is a major part of the event’s success, and we are grateful to Bloor Homes, Cyclexperience and our other sponsors, whose generous contributions ensure that we can maximise the amount of money raised for charity.”

Since the Rotary Club of Wareham took over the running of the event five years ago, the ride has raised over £100,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Bloor Homes, which is building the Westgate development in Wareham, has provided £1,000 to cover the cost of signage and flyers, as well as food and drink for the riders.
Kim Willcock, Regional Sales Director at Bloor Homes Southern, said: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring the Rotary Dorset Bike Ride for the second year running. 
“It is a fantastic event for a good cause, and we hope all the riders have an enjoyable day and raise lots of money.”

Riders who raise more than £400 in sponsorship will be entered in to a prize draw to win a bike and cycle vouchers donated by Cyclexperience of Wareham.

To register to take part, visit www.dorset-bike-ride.co.uk